Yak-9D/T/TD Landing Gear Set

Published on
June 15, 2023
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Base Kit
1:48 Modelsvit Kit
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

The Item

If you want to bring out the detail of your 1:48 scale Modelsvit Yak-9D/T/TD aircraft model kit to the next level, this excellent white metal cast detail set is just the thing for you. This 5-piece complete gear set not only provides sturdy, fully detailed parts replacements, but they are specifically designed to fit the attachment points of the Modelsvit model.

Remove the parts from the casting stubs so as to avoid bending them. As with other SAC sets, there are minimal casting seams on the parts that will need to be removed. Simple scraping, filing, or sanding makes for easy clean-up. After removal from the casting stubs, the parts can be carefully polished with a rotary tool brush, then primed and painted. Because of their malleable nature the parts can be gently bent for a proper profile and perfect fit

All-in-all this set will definitely enhance the appearance of your Yak-9D/T/TD model.

The Subject

The Po-2, also known as the Polikarpov Po-2, is a biplane aircraft that was produced in the Soviet Union. It was designed as a multi-purpose utility aircraft and served in a variety of roles, including liaison, training, and light ground attack.

The Po-2 was introduced in the 1920s and remained in production until the 1950s, with over 30,000 units built. It was primarily constructed out of wood and fabric, making it relatively simple and lightweight.

During World War II, the Po-2 was used extensively by the Soviet Union for night harassment and ground attack missions. Its slow speed, maneuverability, and ability to operate from short, unimproved airstrips made it effective for low-level operations against enemy targets. It was often deployed for reconnaissance, light bombing, and close air support, earning it the nickname "sewing machine" due to the distinct sound of its engine.

The Po-2 was known for its ruggedness and versatility. It was capable of operating in harsh conditions, including during the winter on the Eastern Front. In addition to its military roles, the Po-2 was also used for civilian purposes, such as crop dusting and training pilots.

Thanks go to Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) for providing this set and to IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.


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